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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

Eagle Takes Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator

DC Designs have announced the F-15 Eagle pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out, featuring four detailed models: the F-15C, D, E and I 'Ra'am' Eagles.

Norwegian’s new rescue strategy wins govt support

After altering its business plan, the embattled carrier has finally been thrown a lifeline

Salzburg for Prepar3D Released

The latest destination by Digital Design is LOWS Salzburg Airport for Prepar3D v4 and above.

Greater Moncton for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Aerosoft has announced Greater Moncton Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is released.

MQ-9B SeaGuardian to receive Seaspray AESA radar

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) revealed on January 18 that it is working with Leonardo to integrate the Seaspray 7500 V2 maritime radar onto its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS)

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Thracian Viper: Bulgaria prepares for the Bear

For six weeks, Bulgaria’s skies witnessed intense NATO activity last autumn, beginning with ‘Thracian Viper 20’ and culminating with American F-16s flying enhanced Air Policing missions

VIDEO: Former BA captain Jock Lowe talks Concorde

On the 45th anniversary of Concorde’s first scheduled flight, Key.Aero caught up with Jock Lowe, the longest-serving pilot of the supersonic airliner and British Airways’ former director of flight operations

Orbx Releases Two Freeware Airports

Orbx has launched two freeware airports on OrbxDirect, Skopje International Airport for Prepar3D and Fishburn Airfield for X-Plane 11.

India approves purchase of 83 Tejas LCA platforms

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approved the INR₹457bn (US$6.4bn) purchase of 83 Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the Indian Air Force on January 13

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Coping with COVID at Stansted

The coronavirus pandemic has affected airports worldwide. Stephen Skinner looks at the impact on London Stansted Airport, which was the third busiest in the UK by aircraft movements in 2019, but has been badly affected by restrictions on holiday travel

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Mossies Over the Jungle

From 1943, the de Havilland Mosquitos of 684 Squadron ranged far and wide over Southeast Asia, supplying the RAF with most of its strategic reconnaissance, as Tom Spencer describes

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Aviation News February 2021

Welcome to Aviation News February 2021

FedEx reveals MD-10 retirement timeline

The Memphis-based cargo giant retired its final A310 last year and has now turned its attention to the classic trijet

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Desert Storm 30: Jaguars over the Gulf

Key.Aero charts the formidable efforts of the Royal Air Force SEPECAT Jaguar Detachment during the 1991 Gulf War

Historic Aviation Quiz

How high can you score on this week's Historic Aviation Quiz?

UK to boost in-country F-35B support under LANCE contract

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office have signed the GBP£76m Lightning Air system National Capability Enterprise (LANCE) contract, which seeks to boost the in-country support services available to the UK’s F-35B fleet

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What we know so far about Icarus’ Tactical Air Vehicle

Key.Aero outlines what is known so far about Icarus Aerospace’s Tactical Air Vehicle (TAV) – an optionally-piloted, customisable, multi-role force multiplying solution for the world’s military and security forces community

Big airline industry trends for 2021 – Part 2

Exclusive: In the second part of a special series, Kevin O’Toole, chief strategy officer at Cirium, tells Key.Aero about the major shifts and developments you should be watching for this year

Loganair reveals Teesside-Heathrow link

Services to Aberdeen and Belfast City from the north of England facility are also set to begin from February this year

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The first flights of January 19

We’ve covered a lot of first flights here on Key.Aero, but we’re not sure we’ve ever covered so many that took place on one date over the years. What is it with historic aviation and January 19?

Big airline industry trends for 2021 – Part 1

Exclusive: In the first part of a special series, Kevin O’Toole, chief strategy officer at Cirium, tells Key.Aero about the major shifts and developments you should be watching for this year

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Desert Storm 30: The Secret Squirrels of Callsign 'Doom'

Top secret for a year after it was mounted, the first B-52 mission of the 1991 Gulf War saw the B-52 firing some of the opening shots of the campaign, launching a barrage of 35 cruise missiles against a variety of ‘Night One' targets

48th FW completes three-day ACE exercise

The 492nd Fighter Squadron – a unit assigned to the USAF’s 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk – completed a three-day Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise on January 13

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Brazil’s Drone Expansion

Two squadrons of the Brazilian Air Force now operate unmanned aerial systems, following the global military trend for drones. We explore the origins and evolution of these unique aircraft

Global C-17 fleet surpasses four million flight hours

Almost 30 years after the platform first graced the skies, the global fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift strategic transports surpassed the four million flight hour milestone on January 15

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